Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bin Laden Buried With Islamic Rites in North Arabian Sea

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:
U.S. Troops Watch Obama Speech
U.S. service members at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan watch President Obama announce the death of Osama Bin Laden. Source: U.S. Air Force

May 2 (Bloomberg) -- Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed in a shootout with U.S. forces in Pakistan, was buried today in the North Arabian Sea in a process that followed Islamic traditions, U.S. officials said.

His body was washed, wrapped in white sheet and placed in weighted bag for burial at sea, the officials said at a briefing in Washington, speaking on the condition that they not be named.

A U.S. military officer gave scripted religious remarks before the body slid into the sea, they said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Viola Gienger in Washington at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Terry Atlas at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.